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Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club was originally a members only social club in Havana, Cuba where people would gather to have drinks and enjoy live music. Despite the club closing in the 1940’s its reputation still hangs around thanks to the group of older Cuban musicians who formed a band with the same name. 385 more words

Driving in My Car, Smoking My Cigar

by Nancy Bestor

Bob and I saw the Buena Vista Social Club last week, and while listening to their fantastic Cuban rhythms, I got to thinking about what a bad dancer I am, and that no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to make my hips sway. 343 more words

Omara Portuondo et Diego El Cigala en tournée

Rien ne l’arrête… Du haut de ses 85 printemps, Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club) enchaîne les projets et les collaborations. Après la tournée “ 481 more words

Du Son & Du Live

"Song of Lahore": Forgotten Pakistani musicians find a new groove with Brubeck

The musician’s violin is broken, and will likely stay that way. He lives in Lahore, once the cultural center of Pakistan, and decades ago was a vibrant place where a classical musician could make a living performing concerts and recording movie soundtracks. 377 more words

Movie Review

May 10: Buena Vista Social Club, The Doors, 'Let's Get It On', 'Automatic for the People', Soft Cell, 'Born in the USA'

Buena Vista Social Club, ‘Buena Vista Social Club’.

An album of mostly acoustic traditional Cuban music by an American guitarist and some local Cuban musicians. Suited the sunny weather we had for half an hour there; if none of it particularly jumped out to me, it’s probably my lack of familiarity with the genre. 404 more words

Son (Habana 50)

No, not as in a male child.

Son as in the style of music that originated in Cuba of which Salsa is a derivative.

Cigars and rum may be obvious Cuban exports, but when the Soviet Union collapsed the country lost a vital source of overseas income.   129 more words